Diplomatic Service: Staff

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2020 to Question 126853 on Diplomatic Service: Staff, how many UK overseas diplomatic posts there are in each FCDO headcount band.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

For security reasons, the FCDO provides headcount detail in bands. The FCDO was formed on 2nd September 20, with Legacy Departments continuing to use legacy systems for recording staff in the interim. People in former DFID roles are recorded at Country level with no ability to report at Post level currently available. Therefore the data provided contains former FCO headcount only.

As at 31 October 2020, the number of Diplomatic Posts in each headcount band is set out as follows:

Headcount Band

No. of Posts with a UKB headcount in the band

Fewer than 10












Data does not include Posts where there is no UK-Based presence.

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